Philippe Barla

Philippe Barla has obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994. He joined Université Laval (Québec, Canada) immediately after graduation. His research fields are industrial organization and environmental economics. For several years, he worked on competition in the airline industry. He has also done some research on the relationship between environmental regulation and productivity. Since 2003, he has been involved in research projects on energy consumption in the transportation sector and especially on the impact of public policy for improving energy efficiency.

He is currently director of the Center for Data and Analysis in Transportation (CDAT) a research group studying energy consumption in the transportation sector. Some of his works have been published in the following journals: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Transportation Economics and Policy, Transportation Research, International Journal of Industrial Organization and European Economic Review. He has worked on research projects for Natural Ressources Canada, Transport Québec, l'Agence de l'efficacité énergétique, le Ministère du développement durable, de l'environnement et des parcs.

Representative publications:
Barla P., L.F. Miranda-Moreno, M. Lee-Gosselin, "Urban Travel CO2 Emissions and Land Use : A Case Study for Quebec City", à paraître dans Transportation Research Part D : Transport and Environment.

Barla P., L.F. Miranda-Moreno, N. Savard-Duquet, M. Thériault, M. Lee-Gosselin (2010), "A disaggregated empirical analysis of the determinants of urban travel GHG emissions", Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2156, pp. 160-169.

Barla P. (2010), "Greenhouse gas issues in the North-American trucking industry", Energy Efficiency, Vol. 3 no 2, 123-131.

Barla P., N. Boucher, D. Bolduc et J. Watters (2010), "Information Technology and Efficiency in Trucking", Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43 no 1, p. 254-279.

Barla P., Lamonde B., L.F. Miranda-Moreno, N. Boucher (2009), "Traveled distance, stock and fuel efficiency of private vehicles in Canada: price elasticities and rebound effect", Transportation, Volume 36, no 4, p. 367-467.

Ambec S. et P. Barla (2007), "Can Environmental Regulations be Good for Business: An assessment of the Porter Hypothesis", Energy Studies Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, pages 42-62.

Barla P. (2007), "ISO 14001 Certification and Environmental Performance in Quebec's Pulp and Paper Industry", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 53, No. 3, pages 291-306.

Barla P. et C. Constantatos (2006), "On the Choice between Strategic Alliance and Merger in the Airline Sector: the Role of Strategic Effects", Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. 40, Part 3, p. 409-424.

Barla P., C. Constantatos (2005), "Strategic Interactions and Airline Network Morphology under Demand Uncertainty", European Economic Review, 49, 703-716.